Medical Malpractice FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Medical malpractice may be a complex subject, particularly due to the technical nature of these claims. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of negligence or malpractice on the part of a medical professional, an experienced lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group can meet with you during a free consultation to answer your questions and address your concerns. However, we have also included some frequently asked questions below, for your convenience:
- What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice refers to wrongdoing on the part of a professional in the field of medicine. This may be due to negligence or intentional wrongdoing, wherein a doctor or other professional fails to provide a standard level of care and this results in injury to a patient.
- What is negligence?
Negligence is defined as an act or failure to act that causes injury to another person, due to the offender’s actions or failure to provide a reasonable level of care. In the medical field, doctors are held to a higher standard in regard to negligence. If they fail to act in the manner in which a skilled professional would in accordance with current medical standards, this may be considered negligence and therefore grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
- What is my medical malpractice claim worth?
It is virtually impossible to say what a malpractice claim may be worth, without conducting a complete evaluation and investigation. Factors that will need to be taken into account include the extent of injury, the particular act or failure to act on the doctor’s part, the lasting effects of the injury, any missed work, the amount of medical bills associated with the injury, and much more. Fortunately, a Los Angeles malpractice attorney at our firm can work with you to determine the value of your claim.
- Do I really need an attorney?
Choosing to hire an attorney is personal. However, because this is a legal matter, you may benefit greatly from having an experienced professional at your side to guide you through the process and represent you in negotiation or courtroom litigation with the other party. A malpractice lawyer can also help ensure that your claim is properly valued.
- What will it cost to work with your firm?
At Pacific Attorney Group, your initial consultation is free, and you pay nothing for our legal services unless we recover a malpractice settlement or jury award on your behalf.
Contact a Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer at our law firm today!